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Program removes biomass

Issue Date: December 24, 2014

More than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands in 2014 through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, including 40,000 tons of forest residues from the 2013 Rim Fire in Tuolumne County, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported last week. The program—reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill—provides incentives to remove dead or diseased trees from national forests and Bureau of Land Management lands for renewable energy.

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